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Entry Rules & Guidelines

BEA Rules and Guidelines

  • Entry is free.
  • The awards celebrate student achievements during the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • All educational organisations (Secondary School, College or University) in the UK can nominate one student for the award.
  • Each educational organisation can enter as many categories as they want (if applicable), but must not nominate more than one Nominee for each category.
  • Students can nominate themselves if they believe they qualify for the award. You may also nominate a student if you believe they match the entry criteria. To do so, complete the ‘Nomination Form‘ and email it to nominations@beaawards.co.uk. In the email, please put the nominee’s name and entered category in the subject line, for example, ‘John Smith, GCSE’.
  • Qualifications that are the equivalent of the categories available to enter should be entered in the appropriate category (for example, Scottish ‘National 5’ is equivalent to ‘GCSE’, so therefore nominees for ‘National’ qualifications should be entered in the ‘GCSE’ category).
  • There will be four categories: GCSE/National 5, A-Level/Highers, Vocational and Degree.
  • The UK will be split into four regions: England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. England will be split into two zones. To establish where your educational establishment is based, please follow the link in the ‘Regions of England’ tab.
  • Each region will be represented by ‘Three Finalists’ in each category. This will be decided by our panel of Judges. These ‘Finalists’ will be invited to attend the award ceremony in Manchester on Wednesday, 31st January, 2018.
  • Our panel of Judges will decide on the ‘Regional Winner’ for each Category. This will be revealed at the ceremony.
  • Please ensure that you have the permission of the candidate that you are nominating.
  • Please submit all nominations online. The nomination must include the student’s name, educational organisation’s name, the category the student is nominated for, their grades, and at least one skill that they excel in. You can write a maximum of 500 words on why you believe this student should win a British Education Award.
  • You can submit a maximum of 3 pieces of additional material to support your nomination. These can include: photographs, statistics, testimonials, press cuttings, and anything else you feel is relevant. Please highlight any sections that you believe are particularly relevant.
  • The British Education Awards reserve the right to use the nominee’s name, picture and video likeness for future publicity purposes. You can opt out of this by stating so at the end of the Nomination Form.
  • The British Education Awards reserve the right to use the educational organisation’s name, picture and video likeness for future publicity purposes. You can opt out of this by stating so at the end of the ‘Nomination Form’.
  • If any information provided about the nominee is falsified, inaccurate or misleading, we reserve the right to disqualify the nominee from the competition.
  • The shortlist of Finalists will be announced a month before the award ceremony. Judges’ decisions are final.
  • The deadline for nominations is 31st October 2017.

If you have any queries regarding the BEA Rules & Guidelines, please contact a member of our team: info@beaawards.co.uk